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Re: [Nmh-workers] exciting new stuff for 2.0

From: Harald Geyer
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] exciting new stuff for 2.0
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 19:08:21 +0100

>  > > * Threading support. This is one of the obvious things missing from
>  > > nmh that just about all modern mailers support.
>  > 
>  > I'm not that sure about this. After all it's about e-mail not usenet.
>  > I have something like 
>  > 
>  > thread () {
>  >         pick -subject $1 -seq thread
>  >         scan thread
>  > }
>  >            
>  > which does all I need.
> well, it doesn't take the "References" or "In-reply-to" headers
> into account.

No, but most of the time this is not necessary. However sortm -thread
would be a nice thing. And pick -thread <message number> too.

> but more importantly, there's no way to easily view messages in a
> sequence (like your "thread", above), sequentially, right?  if
> not, then simply getting the message numbers of the thread isn't
> all that useful, since i still can't easily read them in order. 

I do
show thread
refile thread +somefolder

Breaking in between is some pain, so I don't do that (using screen), but
cur is updated as usual so you sure could make some mark cur-last magic.

> i want to isolate the thread, and then be able to prev and next
> through it.  so i think your method might be okay, if there were
> a "-seq" option to prev and next, which meant "next in sequence".

This would be a nice idea ...

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